After a short time of playing anytype of game my computer locks up and it will not let me do anything apart from reset and rebooting. i have a GeFORCE 6100SM-M motherboard with an Athlon 64 dual core processor. 2gb of ddr2 ram and a NVIDIA 8500 pcie graphics card. i cannot play any game so any help will be appreciated
I have the same problem with any pci-e external card (tried 3 diferent cards) but it would speckle & freeze monitor, then go blank (black screen). I turned off on board video, set vram to 0, & tried external powered vcard & board powered. I never had a "OVER HEATING" issue w/ cpu, gpu or anything else. I tried to get help from ECS (the board maker), big waste of time!!!! The only video this seems to want to run is its own ONBOARD! It works fawlessly for what it is! I've been trying to solve the same issue for the 8 months I've had the board. I still look, thinking maybe i'll get lucky. I basically given up on ever using a good v-card w/ this board.
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Re: COMPUTER LOCKUP PLAYING GAMES.
Could be the CPU is overheating, you may want to check and make sure all fans are working properly, as well as making sure you have a decent amount of thermal paste on your heatsink, i recommend antec silver.
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Depends on the video card that you have. If you want to game buy an inexpensive video card for your desktop that is better then the one that you are currently using. Games take advantage of the 3D hardware and this is usually the cause of what you are saying the symptom is
Windows 7 requires One Gigabyte of RAM to even run. You are most likely running out of memory when you're playing games and/or watching video. I would suggest upgrading your memory on your computer, if you're on the cheap, or if you can afford to do so, invest in a new machine.
make sure the lead from the mouse has a secure seating and the lead is not bad/faulty or you might have to uninstall the drivers then reinstall the drivers click start right click on my computer select properties device manager control scroll to mice and pointing devices you might see a yellow question mark? right update driver click start control panel mouse you should see 4 tabs buttons,pointers,pointer options and hardware under hardware you can troubleshoot or select properties under driver you will have options to update driver,rollback driver or uninstall and under hardware you can troubleshoot in xp you might have to many programs running at the time you are playing games scroll to the bottom of your screen toolbar right click select task manager applications & processes you will see what is running if you see something you dont need running select end now you might need to install more RAM because these games need more ram designated to run faster click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all imformation about your computer including installed ram hope this helps
Check to make sure that none of your system fans is clogged with dirt, wires etc. You could also consider getting another fan installed in your system to keep things cool.. Are games the only things affected, or does this happen on other prgrams?
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If you are using the on board graphics this will cause problems due to your 1 gb of ram being shared with the graphics and other things , for most of todays games that will cause many problems, I would suggest getting a video Card or playing older games that the on board graphics can support. The restart usually is a sign the the graphics capability is to low for the game, altho you can tweak your computer to some extent you will always still have problems. Now adding extra ram can always help but still i would recommend getting a video card first that your computer supports.
Hope this helps, let me know if i can further help,,,,larry
I have built several gaming computers and if I had your problem, the first thing I would try is to add a stick of memory.Then I would get me a graphics card with some memory built on the board (256 meg). You motherboard should run a pci graphics card with no problem.